Atmospheric Dispersion of Ammonia Released in a Major Chemical Accident in Ionava, Lithuania
A very severe chemical accident occurred near the town of Ionava in central Lithuania, in the USSR, 20 March 1989. Approximately 1400 tons of liquefied ammonia was accidentally released into the atmosphere in a catastrophic failure of a storage container. An additional 700 tons of gaseous ammonia was released in the resulting fire.
KeywordsInternational Atomic Energy Agency Catastrophic Failure Gaseous Ammonia Storage Container Ammonia Vapour
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